Echelon Pinot Grigio offers a
honeysuckle and citrus nose with hints of tropical
fruit. Pear and apple flavors are enhanced
by a crisp, refreshing finish.
Echelon Pinot Grigio is a palate pleasing, pool-side wine. Delicate aromas of melons, figs and a hint of lemon burst forth from this refreshing, quaffable wine. Dry on the finish, with a slight mineral acidity. Bright flavors of tart green apple and tropical melon grace the palate for a bright, crisp taste.
Brilliant aromas of juicy pear provided from grapes grown in Monterey County combine with lemon zest notes from those sourced in the warmer microclimates of the Central Valley to deliver a fruit-forward, refreshing Pinot Grigio. A cooler than usual growing season allowed the grapes to hang on the vine longer, ripen slowly and enhance flavor development. The grapes were picked at night to maintain ideal sugar levels and freshness which makes for a vibrant, crisp finished wine.
86% Pinot Gris
100% French Barrels
5% New Oak–Medium Toast
Harvest Date 8/24/02–8/31/02
Sugar at Harvest 23.4° BRIX
Wine pH 3.40
Wine Acidity 5.71 GM/LTR.
Case Production 1,060
California-style Pinot Grigio has a
rich palate that can stand alone as an
aperitif yet nicely complement a wide
variety of foods, from fresh Dungeness
crab to roast chicken or even proscuitto